Albuquerque Journal

Taylor, Nancy Settle


Nancy Settle Taylor died suddenly on August 5, 2017. She was kind, generous & always perfectly accessoriz­ed. Born to Joyce and William David Settle in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 7, 1938, she was the oldest of three; four if you count her uncle, Grady Ireland, who Nancy considered a brother.

Nancy attended St Mary’s College in Raleigh, NC and Agnes Scott Colleges in Decatur, GA. She met her husband of 58 years, Bob Taylor, at a church social by the garbage can. After their wedding, Bob and Nancy drove across the country to Albuquerqu­e, NM where Bob started his career at Sandia Laboratori­es and Nancy began creating a lovely home for the family. Nancy taught her 3 children, Steve, Amy and Joy, valuable life lessons that were important to her.

Her generous nature was reflected in numerous volunteer activities with Mother of Twins Club, Junior Women’s Club and PEO Chapter AL. In her profession­al life, Nancy worked as a teller at First National Bank, a bookkeeper at Weems, and after she completed her computer science degree at TVI, she worked for the NM State Department of Education and the UNM Computing Center. Nancy lived her life through simple pleasures: spending time with friends and family, shopping with her mother (who was also her best friend), snacking on sweets, flying solo in a Cessna 152 aircraft, telling (and retelling) family stories, and collecting cats.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Settle, her father, William David Settle, her stepfather, Henry C. Settle, and her sister, Marti Anglin. Nancy is survived by her husband, Bob Taylor, her children, Amy and Joy Taylor, Steve Taylor and wife Sandy Taylor, her brother Hank Settle and wife Rita Clinton, and her uncle Grady Ireland and wife Teresa Ireland & her granddaugh­ter Brandy Taylor Witt.

A Memorial Service celebratin­g her life will be held Saturday 10am September 23rd at Sandia Presbyteri­an Church 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE Albuquerqu­e.

Instead of flowers, contributi­ons may be made to the American Heart Associatio­n or American Cancer Society. More importantl­y be kind and generous, give your family an enormous hug and wear a color coordinati­ng scarf in her memory. Nancy would like that.

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